On September 12 at 12:39 am, San Angelo Police were dispatched to a residence in the 500 block of Koberlin Street for an assault. When Officers arrived, the victim, 42 year old Ruben Lara, was found unconscious on the living room floor with a head injury from a blunt object. Lara was treated by San Angelo Fire Department Medics and transported to Shannon Medical Center where he was admitted for his injuries. His current condition is unknown.
Detective Russell responded to continue the investigation. During the investigation it was learned the suspect was 51 year old John Barragan. Barragan was located, later in the morning, walking in the 400 block of North Chadbourne Street. Barragan was taken into custody without incident. It was learned that Barragan had been in an argument with Lara when the assault occurred and that Barragan had hit Lara with a metal pipe.
At the conclusion of the investigation Barragan was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Aggravated Assault Causing Serious Bodily Injury.